Chris Rea

1951 - Today

Chris Rea

Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Born and raised in Middlesbrough, he is of Italian and Irish descent. He is known for his distinctive, husky-gravel voice and slide guitar playing, and the Guinness Rockopedia described him as a "gravel-voiced guitar stalwart".British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was "one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s" and "already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with the release of the single "The Road to Hell (Part 2)", which was his 18th chart entry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chris Rea has received more than 2,200,269 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 167th most popular singer.

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  • 60.12

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Chris Rea ranks 167 out of 3,001Before him are Dana International, Barbara Strozzi, Kenny Rogers, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Ivan Rebroff, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. After him are Johnny Logan, Chavela Vargas, Mario Lanza, Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, and Beniamino Gigli.

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Among people born in 1951, Chris Rea ranks 28Before him are Šaban Šaulić, Mark Hamill, Bob Geldof, Paul Breitner, Kevin Keegan, and Salva Kiir Mayardit. After him are Jane Seymour, Traian Băsescu, Chesley Sullenberger, Queen Noor of Jordan, David Coverdale, and Aslan Maskhadov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 737 out of 5,347Before him are Alan Hodgkin (1914), Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), John Gielgud (1904), Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Bob Paisley (1919), and Graham Chapman (1941). After him are John Pople (1925), David Harvey (1935), Cynthia Lennon (1939), Saint Malachy (1094), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), and Rob Roy MacGregor (1671).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Chris Rea ranks 20Before him are Morrissey (1959), Peter Gabriel (1950), Tom Jones (1940), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Annie Lennox (1954), and Eric Burdon (1941). After him are Bryan Ferry (1945), Petula Clark (1932), David Coverdale (1951), Chris Norman (1950), Shirley Bassey (1937), and Rob Halford (1951).